B y The Associated Press
HARTFORD (AP) - Thirteen communities across Connecticut are on tap to receive $13 million in federal grants aimed at helping smaller cities modernize and rehabilitate housing.
Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno this week announced that the grants are designed to help improve housing for low and moderate-income individuals.
Eligible projects have to be in a municipality with fewer than 50,000 residents and have a focus on improving neighborhoods, eliminating blight, and attracting economic development.
One of the projects is Mystic River Homes in Groton. The $1.5 million grant will help pay for elevator replacements and a new fire system pump, hot water system upgrades and a new backup generator.
Other communities that received grants include: Chester, Derby, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Guilford, Hebron, Madison, Plainville, Trumbull, Wallingford and Windham.